Ten (Weird) Things That Happened Last Week
A marketing person sent me a Kirkus review for one of my novels. I usually don't read them, but said review was so glowing as soon as I opened the e-mail it practically blinded me.
So, has someone at Kirkus been drinking their lunch lately?
A mere three bucks bought me two hardcovers and a trade paperback.
This is odd because I generally don't find books at the dollar store that I actually want to read. I also didn't know they were getting remaindered hardcovers from Wal-Mart, so I will be checking out their book aisle more often. If anyone wants to check to see if one of their local $1 store carries the same titles, I bought these at Dollar Tree.
After losing fifteen pounds I thought I would hit a plateau, but nope, got on the scale and saw I lost two more pounds.
Giving up all forms of sugar might actually be worth the enormous amount of pain and suffering involved.
I entered an unpublished novel in a contest.
It's a genre I haven't published in, the entries are judged blind (no author name on the manuscript) and for me entering a contest is coloring way way way outside the lines.
I got through three weeks of art class without being kicked out for being a smartass.
Or a dumbass, no less.
I used craft foam for the very first time.
I used craft foam for the very last time, too.
A colleague surprised me by confessing her secret love for the books I wrote years ago under an old/retired pseudonym.
It's nice to be the author of secret love books. Next I'd like to write someone's completely obsessed with, utterly addicted to, must tell all their friends about them novels.
Under certain conditions of my choice I agreed to do something I haven't done in nine years.
I'll let you know what it is if I have to make good on my offer. In the meantime, you can cross off the What the Heck is It? list me getting married again, dyeing my hair blonde, or writing a memoir about my writing career. Those I won't do for a billion dollars, so the eligible bachelors, unguarded retinas and publishing corporations of the world are still safe.
With my trusty camera I photographed a picture perfect sunset.
And for once I didn't have to use that "straighten picture" fixit thing in photoshop to correct the level of the horizon.
Without noticing it I stepped - barefoot - on a huge wolf spider in the garage.
Yes, and hearing and feeling that crunch is something I could have gone my whole life without experiencing. Stephanie Tyler, I finally get your phobia. Oh, and I haven't lost that much weight, so RIP Monsieur Araignée.
Anything weird happening in your corner of the world? Let us know in comments.